辛普森

Simpson, O(renthal) J(ames)

美國美式足球員。在高中時任阻擋隊員和後衛。1965~1968年在南加州大學打球,創下帶球推進碼數記錄,被稱為全美最佳選手,并贏得了海斯曼盃(1968)。他在1969年與比爾隊合作,并創下了新的記錄,成為了一名有極大的票房吸引力的球員。膝傷後比爾隊即將他交易到全國美式足球聯盟舊金山四九人隊(1978),他在1979年球季後退休。由於他親切而英俊,他成為了一名走紅的電影電視明星、成功的廣告代言人和優秀的體育解說員。1994年他的前妻尼科爾和其朋友戈爾德曼在尼科爾住家外被刺死。辛普森被控以謀殺罪,并成為了歷史上最有名的審判中的被告。這次長時間轉播的審判成為空前的公眾關注的焦點。1995年陪審團宣告辛普森無罪,但在1997年由尼科爾和戈爾德曼家人上訴的非正常死亡民事法庭的隔離審判中,辛普森被判有罪。

1947年~

Simpson, O(renthal) J(ames)

U.S. football player. Born in San Francisco, he played tackle and fullback in high school. At USC as a running back (1965-68), Simpson set rushing records, was named All-American, and won the Heisman Trophy (1968). He joined the Buffalo Bills in 1969, with whom he continued to set records and became a great box-office draw. Knee injuries led to his being traded in 1978 to the San Francisco 49ers; he retired after the 1979 season. Handsome and genial, he became a popular film and television actor, a successful advertising spokesman, and a well-regarded sports commentator. In 1994 his estranged wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman were stabbed to death outside her house. Charged with the murders, Simpson became the defendant in one of the most celebrated criminal trials in history, a long televised trial that attracted unprecedented public attention. A jury acquitted him of all charges in 1995, but in a separate civil trial in 1997 he was found guilty in the wrongful-death suit brought by the Brown and Goldman families.